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Running in Montana – Explore The Trails Of The Treasure State

Unleash your inner adventurer and get ready to experience the untamed beauty of Montana on your next running vacation. Montana, also known as the “Treasure State,” offers a haven for runners seeking rugged trails, majestic mountains, and unspoiled wilderness. Strap on your running shoes and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring trails that await you in the heart of the American West.

When To Run in Montana

Montana’s running season is a tapestry of natural wonders and diverse landscapes. The summer months, with their comfortable temperatures and longer daylight hours, provide ideal conditions for exploring the state’s extensive trail network.

Spring blooms bring vibrant wildflowers, while autumn blankets the mountains in a kaleidoscope of fiery hues. Even the winter months offer a unique opportunity to embrace the challenge of snow-covered trails. No matter the season, Montana’s running trails are ready to be conquered.

The Must-Run Spots in Montana

Prepare to be captivated by the iconic running destinations that Montana has to offer. Start your journey in Bozeman, a vibrant college town nestled in the Gallatin Valley. Bozeman serves as a gateway to numerous trail systems, including the stunning Bridger Mountain Range. Further west, explore the wonders of Glacier National Park, where jagged peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and abundant wildlife create a trail running paradise.

Don’t miss the rugged beauty of Big Sky, home to world-class resorts and endless miles of scenic trails. These are just a few of the remarkable spots that make Montana a runner’s dream destination.

Run Travel Events in Montana – 2023

Montana Running Retreats


GritChicks – Bozeman, Montana – May 4 – 7, 2023

With 5-6 mile runs, daily yoga sessions, and group hikes all based on your preferences, this run retreat is all about you.

GritChicks retreats are small group running/hiking, yoga and outdoor adventure-based getaways for women designed to be a relaxed, fun place for women to come together and share their passion for movement, adventure and self-discovery in a space that is separate from our everyday lives and responsibilities.


Run Wild Retreats – Whitefish, Montana – August 17 – 20, 2023

Take in the mountain views, wildflowers, and alpine air of Montana in this 4-day run retreat. With Glacier National Park as your backdrop and a retreat leader helping you experience more mindful running, you’ll feel a deeper connection to yourself and to the women your running with. In addition to some great mornings on the trail, you can also enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing, as well as lounging in the pool, hot tub or spa.

Unleash Your Running Spirit Across the US

Montana is just the beginning of the extraordinary running adventures that await you across the United States. From the iconic trails of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to the coastal paths of California, and from the desert landscapes of Arizona to the forests of upstate New York, the entire country is a playground for runners. If you’re seeking more exhilarating running retreats, camps, or holidays, our expert guides on run travel have curated a collection of the most remarkable experiences across various states.

Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich running culture that the United States has to offer, and let your running journey take you to new heights.

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